Moto GP – French GP – Race
An historic race event, that marks the 1000th grand prix for the premium Moto class, that will be highly remembered by the chaos and mayhem that was presented on track, with many incidents, overtakes and battles that will make this race day, the most crazy event of this young season for now.
Riders align on the grid and lights were off, the race was undeway and it was Marc Marquez who lead the way on the first laps, followed by Jack Miller, Luca Marini, Bagnaia and Bezzecchi. Meanwhile Brad Binder was the rider with most positions loss on the start, with a total of 6. Marquez’s lead didn’t last long, as the KTM rider Jack Miller took the lead after some laps and was leading the race.
As race develops, things quickly started to unravel, as a huge incident occured between Francesco Bagnaia and Maverick Viñales, as both riders collide on a hard way and leaving them out of the race; huge heat develop after the incident between the two riders after the incident. It was quickly followed by another crash between two riders, as Alex Marquez collided with Luca Marin, as the VR46 Mooney rider was going slow after almost losing control on the main straight, causing a dangerous scene, where both riders fell on the main straight and were avoided by the rest of the riders.
Race developed as Miller, Marquez, Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin were on the leading group, the last one mentioned having to make a comeback after taking a corner improperly. It was clear who was the fastest bike and that was Marco Bezzecchi, as the Italian rider first mate a long brake move on Marquez, but lost a place with Martin, but quickly recover it and now the Ducati bike didn’t lose any time and overtake Jack Miller for the lead. The VR46 bike was flying and quickly develop a gap on the next couple of laps.
Race interest focused on the battle between Jorge Martin and Marc Marquez, as both Spaniard riders were having a showdown for the ages, Marc was able to close any attempt of a move at anytime the Pramac bike of Martin was attempting a move, several laps of defending, untill the move was made for Jorge Martin, the Pramac took 2nd after a sweaty battle for that podium spot, meanwhile Marquez’s bike was suffering on pace and hanging, with the Spaniard eventually finding the gravel and joining a big list of DNFs.
Race come to an end with a dominant display from the Italian rider Marco Bezzecchi, as the VR46 bike crosses the line and returns to championship contention. With a double podium finish for the Pramac riders Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco, as the satellite teams of Ducati keeps displaying some strong results over the season. Honorable mention for Augusto Fernandez, as the rookie finished on career high 4th at his 5th race on the premium class.
1. Marco Bezzecchi /// 2. Jorge Martin /// 3. Johann Zarco
4. Augusto Fernandez /// 5. Aleix Espargaro /// 6. Brad Binder
7. Fabio Quatararo /// 8. Fabio Di /// 9. Takaaki Nakagami
10. Franco Morbidelli /// 11. Danilo Petrucci /// 12. Lorenzo Savadori
13. Jonas Folger
DNF: Marc Marquez, Jack Miller, Joan Mir, Alex Rins, Luca Marini, Alex Marquez, Francesco Bagnaia and Maverick Viñales
A chaotic race that shakes up once again the championship standing and saws Francesco Bagnaia lead reduced and with a gap of only 1 point ahead of Marco Bezzecchi, 13 from Brad Binder and 14 from Jorge Martin. hype and intrigue would have to wait for a while, as next race takes us to Mugello, for the Italian GP, on the next Month.